A very exciting game waits for us on Thursday night, so the Minnesota at Arizona odds really worth a look.
Arizona is the best offense in nation
Toughest test for Minnesota
Vikings defense will struggle on the ground
We will have another thrilling Thursday Night Football encounter between two probable playoff teams. The Arizona Cardinals (10-2) are one win from a playoff berth, while the Minnesota Vikings (8-4) are in a race for the NFC North title. Have a look at the Minnesota at Arizona odds with one of the best online sports betting sites in the US, GTbets!
Minnesota at Arizona odds: money line
The Arizona Cardinals will be at home and they also have arguably the most complete team in the NFC , according to many NFL experts and those, who bet on sports in the US. Their surprise defeat against the St. Louis Rams came in week four, early the season, and their other one at the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks later. Then, they recorded six wins in a row, beating teams like the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals on the go.
Meanwhile the Vikings started with a 2-2, then won five in a row, but lost two of their last three outings. Four of their losses came against stronger teams, the Denver Broncos, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. So, while they tend to come short against tougher opponents, they usually defeat the weaker ones. Now this match will expectedly also fit the pattern, and this could be quite beneficial for us, since the Cardinals have a great internet betting price amongst Minnesota at Arizona odds at GTbets.
Minnesota at Arizona odds prediction: Cardinals for 1.83 (5/6) at GTbets
Minnesota at Arizona odds: total score
In 2011 and 2012, the last two occasions these two met, they produced a total under 46.5 points. However, these franchises did not have as strong attacking units then as in 2009 and 2010, when they managed to top the line that was posted by GTbets this time retrospectively. (And they also did that in 2006 and 2008).
The Cardinals have the best offense in the league currently, based on yards averaged per game, and their overall defense is fourth in the NFL. They have the third-best passing game, while the Vikings defense is sixth against the pass. The two have similarly good rushing games, but the hosts have also a defense that is fourth on the ground. So, while Arizona could be able to manage Adrian Peterson, the visitors will struggle against Chris Johnson.
The Vikings usually struggle to score a lot of points when they will lose. Though they did not play many indoor games in the season so far, they also did not play against such a strong and complete side like the Cardinals are. Arizona did not play many games at home recently, but when they did, they scored 26 against Baltimore and 34 against Cincinnati. They can end up around 30 against the Vikings, so overall the two can just come short the mark in combined points.
Total score Minnesota at Arizona odds: under 46.5 for 1.91 (10/11) at GTbets
Player to watch: Chris Johnson
The former Tennessee Titan is back to his better days and could be well over the 1,000-yard mark by the end of December. Since Arizona are great in the air, he doesn’t need to produce that much to contribute to his team’s victory that was a demand for him back in Nashville. He is still productive though, since this offense is also a considerable threat on the ground.
At the same time, the Vikings defense is heavily hit with injuries. They might be able to control Carson Palmer’s passes more or less, but Johnson could easily run through them. Expect a 100-yard game from the 2008 first-rounder, which might please his fantasy owners as well.
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